The head of a charity credited with preventing "cardboard cities" in Birmingham is among the honorary graduates at the University of Birmingham this week.
Jean Templeton, chief executive of St Basil's, is a passionate campaigner against homelessness, particularly among the young.
Also becoming an honorary graduate of the university is organist Thomas Trotter, one of Britain's most widely admired musicians who is currently resident organist of at Symphony Hall.
The other honorary graduates are Edward McIntyre, principal of Birmingham's College of Food; town planner Richard Green who was in charge of Birmingham's Eastside redevelopment; industrialist Norman Price, deputy chairman of Advantage West Midlands and Dr Clive Field, director of scholar-ships and collections at The British Library.
Alumnus of the year awards go to entrepreneur Stefan Lewandowski, Birmingham Professional of the Year for 2005 and international development worker, Dr John Geater.